Wednesday, November 16, 2011

STEVIE..OH STEVIE!

Saturday was my first day home from my long road trip.  The kids had Super Saturday down in Concord with some other youth so I  senSteve ahead and then I was going to join them later.  They were scheduled to give service at nursing homes all over Concord.  While waiting for kids to arrive, Stevie and some others were playing basketball when the accident happened.  A boy was passing the ball in bounds as Stevie was guarding him.  His wrist (after the ball was released) collided with Stevie's hand.  She heard a crack and went down.  Steve took her to the local ER where they confirmed the break.  They wrapped her in a half cast and told us to schedule an appointment with an orthopedist.  
This is one of the x-rays of Stevie's hands.  If you look closely on the middle bone I have marked the top and bottom of her break - it fractured in a spiral type pattern.  Very odd for that part of the hand.
 So Tuesday I got her in to see the doctor.  He again confirmed her break and casted the hand.
 She chose blue for the color...school pride. :)
 Three weeks in the cast, then she'll move to a brace for three weeks and then buddy taping her middle and ring finger.
 That's if all goes well and she doesn't try to do too much too soon.

 See the nice 'clean' cast?  I dropped her back off at school to finish her day and she came home with it completely covered in signatures.  She did happen to save me a tiny square so that I could have the honor of signing MY name...so thoughtful.
The bad news is that she'll be out half of her basketball season.

9 comments:

shirlgirl said...

Oh, Stevie, so sorry about the break. Unfortunately accidents do happen, and I am sure you'll be chomping at the bit because you are so active. Hope you heal very quickly, and I love the color of your cast.

Smilin' sunshine said...

ouch! hope it heals quick!

Jenny said...

I vote for out ALL of her season... but that's just me going all (well, you know) on you.

Jenny said...

(has she named it yet?)

Alana said...

Bummer, poor Stevie. At least she has a good attitude. Back to the house of pain. It wouldn't be the Orton blog without an occasional mishap.

LL said...

at least it's her left hand :-)

The Kings said...

ouch! Poor Stevie. Hope it heals fast. Her hair is beautiful.

Jo Jo said...

That blue cast doesn't look like it even gets up to the break line, the E.R. cast looked much more effective. Poor Stevie :-(

April said...

Hope she is healing speedy quick!